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How to Get Rid of Fleas on Puppies

Five little puppies with fleas for guide to remove fleas on puppies

You love your furry friend, but you hate the fleas. I mean, Who likes these pesky bugs? Fleas can be a big problem for puppies and not just because they're annoying; they make your pet uncomfortable as well! They cause itching all over their body that is unpleasant, to say the least. And if we don't get rid of them fast enough, it could lead to other problems down the line like an infection or even death in extreme cases! In this article, you will learn everything you need to know on how to get rid of fleas on your puppy and the necessary steps to keep them from coming back again!

Step 1 - Comb Your Puppie's Fur to Remove Adult Fleas

The First step is to comb their fur with a fine-toothed comb or flea comb. This will remove any of the pesky adult fleas that are hanging around on your pup's fur!

For the best results, it's crucial to have a small bowl of soapy water and paper towels handy. This way, you can submerge your comb in soapy water after each stroke for effective flea-killing action by drowning them as well as remove excess fur from brushing.

After combing your puppy, you will have an idea of how extent a flea infestation may exist in your home.

Step 2 - Bathe Your Puppy to Remove Fleas

The next step is to bathe your puppy with Dawn dish soap. This is a suitable method because it's gentle enough for the skin yet strong enough to kill fleas. I recommend using a bucket, a basin, or your tub where your puppy can fit comfortably.  

When you begin, create a ring of soap around your puppy's neck, this will serve as a barrier that will keep the fleas from running towards your puppy's head.

Next, place your puppy inside the container, then start filling up the container with water and make sure to mix it with about 2 to 4 tablespoons of Dawn. Fill up the container up to the pup's neck. Do NOT submerge his head at all.

While his body is submerged, massage his paws, tail, and his entire body. This will help drown most of the fleas in your pup. Try to keep your pup inside the water for about 5 min. After the 5 minutes are up, Bathe your puppy, as usual, using Dawn.

After scrubbing your pup from head to tail, carefully rinse their fur multiple times until all of the soapy residues and drowned fleas have been washed away. 

Finally, make sure to fully dry them with a towel. Since your pup is relatively young at this point, I also recommend you use a leave-in lotion to keep your puppy's skin healthy.

Conclusion

After following the steps mentioned above, you can be confident that you have safely removed almost all fleas on the puppy. Unfortunately, dealing with fleas is a challenging task due to their resilience and ability to quickly multiply.

Don't worry though, here we got you covered. By following our guides and taking action, you will be able to deal with this pest without the need to hire an expensive professional.

Now your next step is to treat any other pets that you have at home. If you have the puppy's mother, you need to treat her as well. Once you are done with them, don't forget to treat your pets' living environment. For more information, visit the links below.

Do you have any other questions about preventing or removing adult fleas? Let us know below!

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